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CSPAN
Jan 20, 2013 12:30pm EST
to an interview we conducted on december 18, 2008 with outgoing president george w. bush. his words on being a unita, not a divider. -- uniter, not a divider. listen to what he said, also his body language. [video clip] >> you said, i am optimistic washington. i believe things happen for a reason. >> that was a hopeful person saying that. >> are you less hopeful? >> we work together, there were -- the tone changed some initially. we had no child left behind. some bipartisan accomplishmentssome people here in this town agenda. should. and it did not happen. terms. guest: president obama has said things better very similar. -- that are very similar. it is not just about washington. broader culture. we live in a polarized culture. we live in a culture that celebrates -- notoriety is the quickest ticket to 15 minutes in the 24 hour news cycle. you get noticed the more outrageous things you say, whether it is talk radio or print or on the web. the other enormous difference that contributes to this -- i do not know how you reverse it. except over time. 50 years ago, you had two political parties t
CSPAN
Jan 20, 2013 6:30pm EST
on december 18, 2008 with outgoing president george w. bush. listen to what he said, also his body language. [video clip] >> you said, i am optimistic that we can change the tone in washington. >> that was a hopeful person saying that. >> are you less hopeful? >> we work together, there were some bipartisan accomplishments but the rhetoric got very tough. some people here in this town use the politics of personal destruction to advance their agenda. i do not want to sound self- serving, but i have not. i do not think a president should. i was hoping for better tone, and it did not happen. host: as you reflect on george w. bush at the end of his two terms. guest: president obama has said things better very similar. it is not just about washington. washington is a reflection of a broader culture. we live in a polarized culture. we live in a culture that celebrates -- notoriety is the quickest ticket to 15 minutes in the 24 hour news cycle. the other enormous difference that contributes to this -- i do not know how you reverse it. 50 years ago, you had two political parties that were both appe
CSPAN
Jan 19, 2013 9:00pm EST
, george h. w. bush and mrs. barbara bush. ladies and gentlemen, the 42nd president of the united states, william jefferson clinton and senator hillary rodham clinton. ♪ ladies and chairman, at the children of the vice-president elect. ladies and gentlemen, the daughters of the president- elect, malia obama and sasha obama. [crowd chanting] ♪ ladies and gentlemen, mrs. michelle obama and jill biden, accompanied by the clerk of the house of representatives and nancy pelosi. ♪ [fanfare sounds] >> ladies and gentlemen, the president of the united states, former president bush, dick cheney, representative john .oehner [playing "presidential march"] >> nice to see you. keep up the good work. ♪ >> ladies and gentlemen, accompanying the vice president elect, house deputy sergeant of arms, and the majority leader senator harry lead, and representative the steny hoyer. ♪ [fanfare sounds] >> ladies and gentlemen, the vice president elect, joseph r. biden jr. [cheers and applause] >> go, joe! ♪ [crowd chanting "obama!"] th >> ladies and gentlemen, accompanying the president elect, staff
CSPAN
Jan 20, 2013 10:30am EST
will have a roundtable discussion in about 20 minutes with two former speechwriters for george w. bush and bill clinton. all of our coverage and behind the scenes photographs are available on our website c- span.org. let's take you back to january 2009. [crowd chanting "obama"] >> thank you. thank you. my fellow citizens, i stand here today humbled by the task before us, grateful for the trust you have bestowed, mindful of the sacrifices borne by our ancestors. i thank president bush for his service to our nation, as well as the generosity and cooperation he has shown throughout this transition. 44 americans have now taken the presidential oath. the words have been spoken during rising tides of prosperity and the still waters of peace. yet, every so often, the oath is taken amidst gathering clouds and raging storms. at these moments, america has carried on not simply because of the skill or vision of those in high office, but because we the people have remained faithful to the ideals of our forbearers, and true to our founding documents. so it has been, so it must be with this generati
CSPAN
Jan 20, 2013 10:00am EST
that will make it easier. that would be very helpful. i worked with president george w. bush on a comprehensive bill. i stated publicly at the time that is a democrat -- that this strongly are really agrees with a republican president. why not do it this year? i get the impression talking to a number of republicans and democrats that everybody feels we have to do something. you have to face reality of 12 million undocumented people. you have the reality of children who know no life except here. if we say you have to leave the country tomorrow. a whole lot of our businesses will shut down. a lot of things would grind to a halt. worse than that, a lot of families would be destroyed. my grandparents immigrated to vermont from italy. my great grandparents emigrated from ireland. towife's parents immigrated vermont from canada. under the rules of wonder if any of them -- i wonder if any of them would have stayed. they forget that they are probably one or three generations but someone coming from this country. i think we should have the dream act. senator durban has been a wonderful champion of that.
CSPAN
Jan 20, 2013 7:00am EST
is 2005, the george w. bush second inauguration, $45 million was raised for his committee. security costs there were comparable. there rose fivefold after 9/11. by 2005 they were in the $100 million range. this inauguration, despite hardships, the numbers are staying fairly concept -- fairly constant. host: our first president was sworn in on april 30 in new york city. it has moved back and forth from the east front to other locations on capitol hill. from harry truman through jimmy carter, it was always on the east front of the capital. moved by the congressional committee to the west front in 1985, which is where it remains today. kansas, independent line, good morning. caller: i think it is amazing that we all want to complain about every penny that is spent in washington, d.c., because of the inauguration. this is something special that happens every four years. surely, surely, people, you can understand. if you have a wedding, you do not spend that every year. you wait and you spend a fortune. the inauguration is very special to people, we should sit back and relax. it is a big event
CSPAN
Jan 21, 2013 7:00am EST
, but the 17th to have to go in all girls. the others include george w. bush, bill clinton, ronald reagan, richard nixon, to eisenhower, fdr, woodrow wilson, william mckinley, ulysses s. grant, abraham lincoln, anger jackson, james monroe, james madison, thomas jefferson, and george washington. down on the national mall where the crowds are gathering, we have a reporter in the middle of everything. >> right from a capital, in the middle of the national mall, three ladies with us and make the journey to this and operation. >> i am gloria, from seattle. >> michelle, new york. >> marion, pennsylvania. >> you decided to meet here. >> we are all three sisters. >> why did you decide to come to washington for the 57 and operation? >> i think we regretted not being here quarter years ago. we decided we would not miss it this time around. >> we never thought about it or we did not think it is possible to come altogether. >> how did this all happened? how did each of you get here? >> i drove up from pennsylvania. >> i flew in. >> gives me an average cost of how much this will come to, the bill to b
CSPAN
Jan 20, 2013 1:20pm EST
, richard nixon, gerald ford, to be carter, ronald reagan, george bush and so on. more recently, george w. bush and barack obama. the tradition has been maintained. at some point, when a new president is elected, st. john's makes an effort to contact that and have them sign this very historic book, which is a very dear item to the church. it does not sit in the president's piu anymore but it is one of those great pieces of history long associated with this church from 1856 to the present. one of the little-known facts about presidential inaugurations is that it has been the custom in modern times to have a church service, a worship service of some kind before the president takes the oath of office. a lot of people feel that is something of a longstanding tradition, and it's not. it actually began with franklin roosevelt on march 4, 1943, when he wished to have a worship service take place before he took the zero art -- before he took the oath of office in the depths of the great depression. he contacted the church and organized a special service with his former headmaster who participated
CSPAN
Jan 18, 2013 7:00am EST
to george w. bush has reuped his contract. according to politico -- >> there is this from our twitter -- the role of government in solving america's problems and we reflect on what dwithe eisenhower said 52 years ago in his farewell speech. ken is joining us from texas. good morning. caller: good morning. thanks very much for c-span. and what i wanted to say is that government has always been involved in the lives of citizens and has done lots of good things. when you take a look at what is happening, if you look to the south how successful mr. she vezz has been and now that he's passed away in cuba they have kept it quiet but his government is functioning without him. even though he didn't go through the swearing in ceremonies the vice president is stepping forward to help the country move forward t in the best way they can. it's very very heartening to see how the citizens of venn sale la have been successful in moving forward and putting their lives forward. they live in a house for two years and it's them whether they bought it or paid for it. it's maizing the role the government
CSPAN
Jan 18, 2013 10:30pm EST
george w. bush became the nation's 43rd president on january 20, 2001 after defeating al gore that ended in a supreme court decision in december of that year. the enaugust ration was attended by 3,000 people. this is about a 15 minutes. [applause] >> are you ready to take the oath? i, george walker bush do solemnly swear, that i will faithfully execute the office of president of the united states. and will to the best of my ability preserve, protect, and defend the constitution of the united states. so help me god. congratulations. [applause] ♪ [applause] >> ladies and gentlemen, the president of the united states, george w. bush. [applause] >> president clinton, distinguished guests and my fellow citizens, the peaceful transfer of authority is rare in history, yet common in our country. with a simple oath, we affirm old traditions and make new beginnings. as i begin, i thank president clinton for his service to our nation. [applause] and i thank vice president gore for a contest conducted with spirit and ended with grace. [applause] i am honored and humbled to stand here, where so man
CSPAN
Jan 21, 2013 12:00pm EST
: many people are saying that this president could use george w. bush on the issue of immigration because he is that as a key domestic agenda item on for his second term and he felt pretty good president bush help him on immigration with republicans? pick it'm sure he could is a question of whether he wants to play that role. there are plenty of other surrogates who could play this role, and the most important one is marco rubio, who was not only of hispanic origin, but also younger and can appeal to this whole dreamers movement, and he is right here in washington serving in congress and drafting legislation and working on a bipartisan basis. there is also a large number of democrats and republicans who, while we don't hear about it, are working behind the scenes, like lindsey graham and charles schumer, on putting some kind of legislation out there. certainly bush, he decided to step forward, could play a constructive role. it is not like he is going to let democrats just because he decided to put himself out there on the issue. it would only help in terms of bringing republicans on boar
CSPAN
Jan 18, 2013 8:00pm EST
the speeches of george h w bush, lyndon johnson, jimmy carter, and george w. bush. >> i, barack hussein obama, do solemnly swear -- >> this weekend, the 57th annual presidential inauguration. sunday, the official swearing in ceremony at the white house. our coverage includes your phone calls and begins a look back at the president's 2009 inaugural address. then monday, the swearing in noon eastern at the us capitol. live all-day coverage begins at 7:00 a.m. eastern on c-span, c- span radio, and c-span.org. also, join us on facebook and twitter #inaug013 >> throughout inauguration day, our website will have added features, including video feeds from our c-span cruise, video on demand from the events. this is at c-span.org. president george h. w. bush was inaugurated in 1989. he was nominated for two terms before beating michael dukakis. resident bush was sworn in using the same bible that george washington used. this is about 25 minutes. [applause] >> raise your right hand and repeat after me -- i, george herbert walker bush do solemnly swear -- >> i george herbert walker bush do solemnly swea
CSPAN
Jan 18, 2013 2:00pm EST
eisenhower from 1957, harry truman from 1949, then john f. kennedy in 1961. george h.w. bush, jimmy carter and we'll wrap up the night with george w. bush's speech. see ten inaugural speeches from ten past presidents on c-span. >> up next senate his torn don richy gave a historical perspective on inaugurations describing how various treated the day and how so help me god became part of the ceremony. this is about an hour. >> now there is a phrase that journalists use a lot. it's called a go to guy. and i think you know what that means. it means somebody who knows a lot about something that the journalists can go to and get from that person reliable information. and there are not that many go to guys around. there are a lot of people in this town who have opinions. there are a lot of people in this town who are incredibly glib. but there are not that many people who are so fundamentally immersed in a subject. and an important subject that journalists and others, ack demics are attracted to that person. in my mind, the best example of a go to guy is our next speaker don richy. i've gone to h
CSPAN
Jan 18, 2013 1:00am EST
. john f. kennedy from 1961. george h. w. bush from 1989. lyndon johnson from 1965. jimmy carter from 1977. george w. bush from 2001. starting at 8 p.m. eastern on c- span. >> why did you write a book about your experience? >> i felt that the perspective should be brought to bear. there were some things that i felt were not completely accurate. i thought it was important for the story will -- but historical record. people need to understand their different policy options and disagreements. if you want to prevent this crisis from happening again, the public itself needs to engage more on financial reform and educate themselves. i tried to make the book accessible. i hope people will look into it. >> sheila bair on the government's role in that worst financial crisis. sunday night at 8 p.m. on c- span's "q&a." >> kent conrad and judd gregg talked about ways to balance the federal budget. they spoke for just under an hour at this event hosted by the u.s. chamber of commerce. [applause] >> first senator gregg. >> thank you, marc. i appreciate that. that was quite an introduction. it is fr
CSPAN
Jan 19, 2013 1:00pm EST
was created under the george w. bush administration had -- administration. >> good morning. you mind if i take a picture? >> not at all. >> hi, how are you? >> there is a woman that knows what she is doing. points of light>> thank you. >> mr. vice president. >> hey, man, how are you? >> i am good at -- good. >> man, how are you? >> i am good. >> good afternoon, vice president. >> how are you? >> i am with volunteer fairfax. >> thank you for what you are doing. >> thank you very much. we appreciate you coming today. >> thank you. >> hi. >> hey,:-), how are you doing? >> i am doing well. -- smiley, how are you doing? >> i am doing well. >> all right. >> i am sorry. [indiscernible]>> hey, sir. how are you doing? >> fantastic. how are you? >> thank you. [indiscernible]>> three, four. >> thank you. >> how are you doing? >> good, how about you? >> can i please take your photo? >> one, t oh, 3, 4 -- one, tw oh, 3, 4. we are slowing down rugrats here. -- progress here. god bless you. why don't you put them up here? all right. great. >> thank you so much for coming. you are an inspiration. >> nice to s
CSPAN
Jan 19, 2013 3:05pm EST
, this was a tradition started by george w. bush. and president obama thought we should continue and one of his favorite parts of the entire weekend. that will be "travel wise" twice the size last time. and they will be attending free of charge. we wish we had more tickets and would like to include as many people as possible but we have struck a good balance with the size of the event and the size of tickets. >> is there anyone who hasn't asked a question? please. >> i'm wondering about the kids' concerts, half of the awedenens is made up of -- audience is made of up military family. >> some armed forces representatives and i don't have the details handy. make tickets available to d.c. school kids who have worked with the first lady's office. and it is a ticketed event. it will be at the convention center. but it is free of charge to military families and the d.c. school kids. >> on the other ball, the nonmilitary ball, how many people will be attending that and one of your advisers called it open press. what do you mean by open press, because i thought we had to have secret service credentials to cover
CSPAN
Jan 20, 2013 12:00am EST
states, george h. w. bush and barbara bush. ladies and gentlemen, th >> ladies and gentlemen, the 42nd president of the united states, william jefferson clinton and senator hillary rodham clinton. [applause]♪ >> ladies and gentlemen, the children of the vice president elect. >> ladies and gentlemen, the doctors of the president-elect, malia obama and sasha obama. [applause] ♪ >> ladies and gentlemen, the first lady, mrs. laura bush. >> [crowd chanting "obama"] ♪ >> ladies and gentlemen, mrs. michelle obama and dr. jill i didnbiden. ♪ >> ladies and gentlemen, the president of the united states, the honorable george walker bush. with senator mitch mcconnell, house republican leader representative john boehner, and secretary for the minority, david chapa. ♪ >> has deputy sergeant at arms, senator harry reid, house majority leader. [applause] >> ladies and gentlemen, the president elect of the united states, joseph r aydin junior -- r. biden junior. [crowd chanting "obama!"] >> ladies and gentlemen, accompanying the president- elect, the committee for inaugural ceremonies, the se
CSPAN
Jan 17, 2013 10:00am EST
to president george w. bush swearing-in and speech from 2001. we'll see and hear presidents of the past 60 years on the day they officially took office. our coverage features universal news reels, footage from the senate recording studio, and presidential library supplementing our own c-span recordings. that's friday at 8:00 p.m. eastern. and c-span's coverage kicks off this weekend as president obama begins his second term. sunday the official swearing-in ceremony at the white house live shortly before noon earn. our -- eastern. oosh coverage sunday begin was your phone calls and begins with the president's 2009 inaugural address at 10:30 a.m. eastern. on monday the public swearing-in ceremonies, capitol luncheon, and afternoon parade down pennsylvania avenue. our live coverage begins at 7:00 a.m. eastern on c-span, c-span radio and c-span.org. throughout the day join the conversation by phone, facebook, and on twitter we are using the #inaug 2013. >> the greatest honor history can bestow is the title of peacemaker. this honor now beckons america. the chance to help lead the world at last
CSPAN
Jan 15, 2013 7:00am EST
mentioned george w. bush, his father, george h. w. bush, has left the hospital in houston after nearly two months of being treated for bronchitis- related cough and other health issues. we go next to baltimore, maryland, jerry, a democratic caller. caller: thanks for taking my call. the republicans are very high disingenuous, and i'm being polite. if anybody was listening to the defense appropriation bill at the end of last year, just before they let us go over the fiscal cliff, republicans added $20 billion more than what the president asked for for the defense appropriation bill. this is the 20% there are going to have to cut during sequestration. now the defense department, if you keep the continuing resolution versus making a budget, they will get $680 billion this year. $20 billion more than what they ask for. yet they cannot pass a sandy bill. america, wake up. republicans that are in charge, and i guess you ququality party, they're just out to take our money. the poor and disenfranchised, they just laugh and say get a job, and they will not give you a job. host: on twitter -- in mic
CSPAN
Jan 19, 2013 4:25pm EST
bush, and so on. more recently, george w. bush and barack obama. the tradition has been maintained. when a new president is elected, st. john's makes an effort to contact them and have them sign this historic book, which is a very dear item to the church. it is one of those great pieces of history that has been long associated with this church, from 1856 till the present one of the little-known fact about presidential inaugurations is that it has been the custom in modern times to have a church service, and worship service of some kind before the president takes the oath of office. people feel this is a longstanding tradition. it began with franklin roosevelt on march 4, 1933. when he wished to have a worship service take place before he took the oath of office, in the depths of the great depression. he contacted the church and he organized a special service with his former headmaster at school, who participated in the church with coming up with a special service. the have that service at st. john's that morning, and he felt that was a way to start. he wrote letters later on saying
CSPAN
Jan 20, 2013 4:00pm EST
point. host: let's go back to january 2005 as george w. bush was sworn into a second term. >> on this day prescribe bid law and marked by ceremony, we celebrate the wisdom of our constitution and recall the deep commitments that unite our country. i am grateful for the honor of this hour, mindful of the times in which we live, and determined to fulfill the oath that will i have sworn and you have witnessed. at this second gathering, our duties are defined not by the words i use but by the history we have seen together. for a half a century america defended our own freedom by standing watch on distant borders. after the shipwreck of communism, 10 years of quiet. and then there came a day of fire. we have seen our vulnerability and we have seen its deepest source. for as long as whole regions of the world simmer in resentment prone to ideologies that feed hatred and excuse murder, violence will gather and multiple and cross the most defended borders and raise a mortal threat. there is only once force of history that can break the reign of hatred and resentment and expose the
CSPAN
Jan 21, 2013 8:00pm EST
is our former president. i want to send a shoutout to our former president george w. bush. i want you to know that i pray for you. god bless your family. god bless your father who is going through his health issues . i love your family. i want to say this. during the course of george bush's reign, his time as president, the democrats had to be -- for the republicans, i'm going to speak to you and say it is time to eat that humble pie. host: anthony, thanks for your call. you mentioned the statement from george h.w. bush's family. barbara and i send president obama and family our best wishes and prayers on this historic day. may almighty god bless them and our wonderful country over the next four years. >> one final appearance from vice president biden and jill biden and we continue taking your calls and checking tweets and we go to hawaii and this is kathy on our democrats line. aloha. good evening. >> caller: good evening to you. we're six hours behind of what everything is doing on the east coast. i've been up for over 24 hours watching everything. i understand that the boovels powe
CSPAN
Jan 16, 2013 7:00am EST
of the courthouse the moment george w. bush signed a law to file a legal challenge against it. that went to the supreme court. the nra has been active to bring this to the court. role ind see the nra's that come to light a little bit more, especially with the nra in the spotlight with gun-control the ads they are running against the president. host: danny, you are on with "mother jones" magazine. caller: i've been watching satellite tv, and watched current tv, and i had been exposed to information about how we got here, going back to the 1970's with the koch brothers, the heritage foundation. and going beyond that, it seems along the way the democrats have also had blood on their hands in being involved with this, such nafta. clinton signing afte we could go on and on, but we don't have time for that. do you think that democrats will ever see that they to have blood on their hands with conspiring with lobbyists? i hope that will happen, but i really don't think so. where we are now is at a concerted effort to get us to this point by wealthy old men. in the end, we have to ask ourselves t
CSPAN
Jan 16, 2013 5:00pm EST
's ball and i touched on this earlier, this was a tradition started by george w. bush. and president obama thought we should continue and one of his favorite parts of the entire weekend. that will be "travel wise" twice the size last time. and they will be attending free of charge. we wish we had more tickets and would like to include as many people as possible but we have struck a good balance with the size of the event and the size of tickets. >> is there anyone who hasn't asked a question? please. >> i'm wondering about the kids' concerts, half of the awedenens is made up of -- audience is made of up military family. >> some armed forces representatives and i don't have the details handy. make tickets available to d.c. school kids who have worked with the first lady's office. and it is a ticketted event. it will be at the convention center. but it is free of charge to military families and the d.c. school kids. >> on the other ball, the nonmilitary ball, how many people will be attending that and one of your advisers called it open press. what do you mean by open press, because i though
CSPAN
Jan 18, 2013 9:00am EST
, 1969, richard nixon, john f. kennedy in 1961. george h.w. bush in 1989, lyndon johnson from 1965, president jimmy carter in 1977, and we will wrap up the night at 11:00 eastern with president george w. bush speech from 19 -- from 2001. >> i barack hussein obama do solemnly swear that i will execute the office of president of the an ad states faithfully -- >> when chief justice john roberts administered the oath to barack obama on january 20, 2009, there was a major problem. roberts was supposed to say "that i will faithfully execute the office of president of united states. then barack obama stops, paused, smiled, as if to say, "c'mon, man, this is my big day, you got to get this right." unfortunately, he did not get it right, so the very next night in the white house, they did it again. this time roberts used notes which he had not used the first time, and they got it right. >> the history of democracy's big day, monday at 8:00 a.m. part of a three-day holiday "book tv."c-span's >> the house in for a brief protest for a session this afternoon. party leaders have been sounding ou
CSPAN
Jan 17, 2013 1:00pm EST
. the jakarta from 1977. at 11:00, george w. bush and his 2001 inauguration. -- lyndon johnson -- jimmy carter in 1977. that is coming up at 8:00 eastern tomorrow night on c- span. our inauguration coverage kicks off this weekend as president obama begins his second term. the official swearing-in ceremony is sunday at the white house. we will have live coverage. we will also include your phone calls. we will begin with a look back at president obama's 2009 inaugural address. then on monday, the public inaugural ceremonies with the swearing in at noon, the capitol luncheon, and a parade down pennsylvania avenue. coverage begins at 7:00 eastern here on c-span, c-span radio, and c-span.org. join the conversation throughout the day on facebook and twitter. >> the greatest honor history can be so is the title of peacemaker. this honor now beckons america the chance to help lead the world of last out of the valley of turmoil and on to that high ground of peace that man has dreamed of since the dawn of civilization. >> for making the benefits of our scientific and its is and industrial projects avail
CSPAN
Jan 16, 2013 10:00am EST
they have to say. i actually joined with president george w. bush, he wanted a comprehensive immigration reform, i told him i strongly support him on that. we don't face this issue in vermont. we don't have canadians wanting to come across the border for a better life or better health care system or whatever in the united states. they are pretty comfortable where they are. but that's not the case everywhere. i'm also very worried -- some of the things i hear and some of the blogs xenophobic attitude, kick those foreigners out, probably by somebody who is one or two generations away from being immigrants themselves. that's not what america is about. that's not what attracted my grandparents and great grandparents to this country. so i am perfectly willing whether it's the gang of six, 12, or something, but in the united states senate we need a gang of 51 to get it through and you need majority in the house. i have talked with president obama about this. i know he's strongly committed to real immigration reform. would like to see the dream act passed. i'd like to see a number of other thin
CSPAN
Jan 16, 2013 8:00pm EST
to hear from those who are on the seven border states. president george w. bush wanted comprehensive immigration reform. i told him i strongly support him on that. if we -- we don't face this issue in vermont. we don't have comedians crossing the border -- we don't have canadians crossing the border looking for a better life for better health care. but that is not the case everywhere. i am also very worried by some of the things i hear on some of the blogs. there is the xenophobic attitudes -- kick those foreigners out, those who are one or two generations away from being immigrants themselves. that is not what america's about. hi am perfectly willing if it -- i am perfectly willing it is the gang of six were the gang of 12. but we need a gang of 51. i've talked with president obama about this. he is extremely committed. i would like to see a number of other things. incidentally, senator durbin deserves every kind of honor and praise for what he has done with the dream act. he will be very important in this. >> good morning, senator. "the washington post" suggested yesterday that you
CSPAN
Jan 22, 2013 1:00am EST
today, honey and i were sitting next to him, george h w bush and barbara if you years ago. i said to barbara, what should i speak about? and she said, about five minutes, george. there will probably come a time when your children are trying to explain to their grandchildren that this day actually happened. if those great-grandchildren do not believe it, we have pictures. these pictures are for you and we wish you the best as you work for that common good. [applause] >> i would now like to introduce the distinguished majority leader of the house of representatives, eric cantor, to present the lennox inaugural gift. >> good afternoon. on behalf of the joint congressional committee on inaugural ceremonies, it is my honor to present the president and mrs. obama, the vice president and dr. biden with this beautiful crystal vases. the images of the united states capitol and white house are hand cut and etched into the crystal. the crystal basis on which they sit are inscribed with the name of the recipient and today's date. president obama, mrs. obama will receive the vase depicting the
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